Dean Monogenis

1973 · United States

Artist biography

Dean Monogenis is a mid-career established artist, who was born in the the United States, like other celebrated artists such as Gino Miles, High Of Midnight, Nicholas Taylor, Pamela Wilson-Ryckman, and R. B. Kitaj. Dean Monogenis was born in 1973.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Dean Monogenis is represented and exhibited by two galleries. These are Galerie Xippas | Paris in France and Walter Maciel Gallery in the United States. Dean Monogenis' work are exhibited at the exhibition, History of Coincidence at Baronian Xippas in Brussels, Belgium. The exhibition is currently open and closes on the 18 April 2020. Dean Monogenis' only other exhibition is dialogues #1 Baronian Xippas Brussels, which took place at Galerie Xippas | Paris in France (07 June 2019 - 26 July 2019).

Historical Context of United States

The US, particularly New York city, endures as a focal point that has played a significant role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The idea of New York as a new cosmopolitan and highly influential art centre came to be in the post war era, and the city succeeded in asserting its dominance over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful global art capital. The predominance of the political and economic structures of the United States in the modern era has provided the country with a prevailing influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are essential art movements that flourished in the United States. These very movements also echoed into a myriad of variations, such as alternative forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast variants of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally distinguished U.S artists of the contemporary period age include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.

Further Biographical Context for Dean Monogenis

Born in 1973, Dean Monogenis was primarily influenced by the 1990s. A collective of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a varied collective of practitioners. Many of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most famous member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was rebellious yet commercial. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a key idea in the 1990s. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this outline.

Dean Monogenis

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